A death trap on wheels!
The brakes went 4 times in the most convenient places, for example, downhill on Route 209, the parkway etc..
The transmission makes it feel like I'm riding a bull. I had it replaced after 2 years. The cost 1,300. I feel it slipping again.
Radio caught fire and melted the dashboard. (faulty wiring)
Just about everything else!
This car is awful! It was my first car and I am finally rid of it. In January I was driving to a vacation spot for the weekend and the smell of electricity, followed by a spark, then flames came from the radio. I immediately pulled over on the turnpike and watched it burn. Unfortunately it stopped by itself and melted the plastic on the dashboard. The radio does not work. I did not get it fixed. I had it towed to the junk heap.
This is by far the worst decision I have made for a first new car. I am afraid to buy another car. The dealership was of no help. The warranty is better if it was used as bathroom wall paper.
I will never buy a Kia again! I lived and I learned, I'm taking public transportation for a while, until I'm finished paying for the piece of junk.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th April, 2002